On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States announced that it will hear the case surrounding Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban known as the “Gestational Age Act,” HB 1510.
The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, gives the Supreme Court the opportunity to reconsider and possibly overturn Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that legalised abortion in the United States in 1973.
The case will most likely be heard this coming autumn with a decision expected by the middle of 2022. It is the first case focussed on abortion limits that has come before the Supreme Court since the appointment of three pro-life leaning judges to the Court. The case will determine whether pre-viability restrictions on abortions are constitutional.